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Uganda: Youth Development Association

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 9 May 2001
Citation / Document Symbol UGA36818.E
Reference 2
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Uganda: Youth Development Association, 9 May 2001, UGA36818.E, available at: [accessed 22 November 2017]
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No mention of the Youth Development Association (YDA) could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. However, there is mention of a Rubaga Youth Development Association (RYDA) (n.d.) located in Kampala (The Monitor n.d).

According to information posted on the the RYDA website,

RYDA is a non-government organisation founded in 1992 by Geoffrey Steven Kyeyune-the executive director and a renown social worker ... RYAD was founded to promote the position of the poor disadvantaged people through assisting them to increase their socio-economic independence. The organisation pays special attention to the youth, women and disadvantaged rural-urban children.

RYDA runs programmes in Training, Social and Educational Training and Social Work. Within these programmes, health, income generation workshops and seminars, food, security, water and sanitation among other activities, are addressed (ibid.).

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


The Monitor [Kampala]

. n.d. "Addresses." [Accessed: 9 May 2001]

Rubaga Youth Development Association (RYDA). [Accessed: 9 May 2001]

Additional Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential

Africa Research Bulletin

The Indian Ocean Newsletter

Keesing's Recorder of World Events


Resource Centre. Country File. Uganda.

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